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A Lokoja High Court on Friday, struck out a case instituted against the Member of house of Representatives from Igala Mela/Odolu, Ofu, Ibaji and Idah constituency, Honourable Sumaila Ina Husseini in Kogi State.
The Inspector General of the Nigerian Police, brought a case based on a three-count charge of forgery, impersonation and desertion of duty post as a public officer, in agreement with others, to cause harm or injury against the lawmaker, while in the Nigerian Navy before the court in Lokoja.
The Trial Judge, Justice Husseini S.T, while delivering the judgement, said the prosecution failed to proved the ingredient of all the offences alleged.
The judge who discharged and acquitted the lawmaker, told the prosecution, that the court can not rely on hear say but a genuine prove as well as evidence and dismissed the case.
The law maker ordeal was instigated by a petition written by one of the aspirants that he defeated in the peoples Democratic Party, PDP Primaries in the build up to National Assembly Election in 2011 in the area. Honourable Sumaila Husseini who spoke to journalists immediately after the judgement said he has been vindicated by the judgment of the court.
He therefore called on the aggrieved to drop his sword and join hands with him for the over all development of the area.
“Politics must not be done in this way, let us stop running ourselves down because there is no gain it,” he stated
Equally speaking,the counsel to the victorious law maker, Barrister Emeje. Aruwa said the judgement have been served and everything that brought the case has been laid to rest.